Christine Morla is an interdisciplinary artist and arts educator. Her practice includes drawing, painting, and installation. Ms. Morla graduated with a B.A. from Loyola Marymount University and received her M.F.A. from Claremont Graduate University.
Her work has been exhibited nationally and internationally at Art Frankfurt, Germany, Rimjaus Gallery, Mexico City, The Armory Show, New York, Santa Barbara Contemporary Arts Forum, Riverside Art Museum, Huntington Beach Art Center, Raid Projects, Los Angeles and 18th Street Arts Center among other venues.
Ms. Morla has taught in many established art departments throughout Southern California, including California State University-Channel Islands, Loyola Marymount University, Cerritos College, Mount San Antonio College and Citrus College. Currently, she is the Chair of the Art Department at Oxnard College and Gallery Director of the McNish Art Gallery.
In addition to her practice, Ms. Morla is an independent curator. Her curatorial projects include “The Color of God: Contemporary Expressions of Spirit, Race and Justice” at the Laband Art Gallery at Loyola Marymount University and “Tabo(o) an exhibition of Filipino-American artists at Claremont Graduate University’s White Room Gallery. From 2002-2004, she served as an independent co-curator of exhibitions at Crazy Space Gallery in Santa Monica, California.
Her work is featured in New American Paintings, issue #85, Spring 2010